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Downtown Schenectady features more than 50 restaurants and eateries that offer everything from quick take-out to elegant fine dining, with cuisines from around the globe.   
Browse our shops, restaurants, services, lodging, attractions, transportation & parking.

Downtown Visitor Guide & Map  
Schenectady Dining Guide
City of Schenectady
Schenectady County
Capital Region Chamber
Downtown Schenectady Imp. Corp.
CDTA Capital Moves

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Opens September 23

Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
Outside Around City Hall
Downtown Farmers Market

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Outside Around City Hall
Schenectady Greenmarket
Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors.
A weekly mix of food and merchandise vendors along the Jay Street Marketplace.  
Music & Entertainment
Music n Entertainment
One Year Anniversary Party
September 24, 5pm
Live music, raffles & food

September 27, 5:30-8:30pm
4 Course Beer Dinner with
Live Music
September 29, 6-9pm

E.J. Ray Acoustic
September 24, 6:30pm

Whiteout Party
September 23, 11pm

Josh & Justin
September 22, 6pm
The GetDown
September 23, 9pm
Jack & Jill
September 24, 9pm
September 28, 6pm

On Your Mark
September 23, 9pm
The Carboys Band
September 24, 9:30pm

September 23, 12-2pm

Maria Muldaur
September 24, 6:30 & 8:30pm

Dino Cimino
September 22, 7-10pm
Pat Andreoli & Peg Delaney
September 23, 7-10pm

Check Out All of
Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
This week, with apple picking season underway, we have a recipe with a twist on apple crisp.

Apple Crisp
Shortbread Bars

September 22-28, 2 016
Annie Get Your Gun
September 23-25 &
September 29-October 2
Schenectady Light Opera Company

While touring with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, rough and tumble sharpshooter Annie Oakley meets her match, both of the heart and on the range - fellow ace gunslinger Frank Butler. While Annie and Frank are performing as part of the world-famous traveling show, the two compete for best shot. More...

Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange
September 24, 7pm
Outside on the Jay Street Marketplace

FREE outdoor screening of international short films from nearby to around the globe. Meet the filmmakers and enjoy an evening under the stars in Downtown Schenectady. Moderated by Doug LeClaire of Asbury Shorts. Presented as p art of the the Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange's 3rd Edition Filmmakers Lab. More...
2016 Wing Walk
Next Weekend!
October 1, 12-5pm
Around Downtown Schenectady

It's our 5th Annual Wing Walk! Stroll around Downtown Schenectady and sample unique chicken wing recipes at 21 different restaurants, then vote for your favorite! The day of the event, you must pick up your ballot ticket from the Box Office at Proctors before going to your first restaurant.

Wing Walk Ticket Prices: $10 Adults, $5 Students (with current student ID, not available online). 
NEW! 5th Annual Wing Walk T-shirts will be available for purchase at Proctors during the event. 

This Week at Proctors
Five Broadway Blockbusters Now On Sale!

Dirty Dancing  November 8-13

Something Rotten!  January 10-15

The Sound of Music  April 4-9

Cabaret -  May 9-14

On The Screen

The Audience - September 22, 3 & 7pm  
GE Theatre - Presented by National Theatre Live Encore Series: The smash-hit broadcast of the original West End production of The Audience, featuring Helen Mirren.

Silver Skies - September 26, 3 & 6pm  
GE Theatre - Presented By NY Film Critics Series: A group of eccentric retirees' lives are turned upside down when their beloved apartment complex is suddenly sold out from under them. Funny, heartwarming and topical, patrons who arrive 20 minutes early enjoy an intro by Rolling Stone magazine's Peter Travers.


September 23-25
There will be around 200 events including board games, roleplaying games, historical & SF/Fantasy miniatures. 
September 24, 1-2:30pm
128 Jay Street
Don Rittner Signing History of the Vale

The Happy Cappuccino 
September 26
185 Jay Street
Happy 5th Birthday! To celebrate this anniversary, the coffee shop will offer a huge BOGO sale...all customers who purchase a coffee, tea or espresso beverage will receive one FREE! Stop by and congratulate Matt and the staff.

Habitat For Humanity Schenectady County  
September 29, 5:30-8:30pm
Schenectady Armory
Build-A-Bash: Come join us for a unique, incredibly fun evening of food, competition, music and entertainment done as only Habitat can. This year's Bash will honor one of Schenectady Habitat's long-term, dedicated and still active volunteers. Hammerschlagen will be back along with our new feature, the Tug of War Challenge. More...

Schenectady Day Nursery  
September 30, 4-6:30pm
131 Lafayette St. (parking lot of Potratz Advertising)
Fall Chicken BBQ Fundraiser: A take-out chicken BBQ dinner catered by Little John's BBQ! Half chicken dinner with baked potato, coleslaw & roll to benefit Schenectady Day Nursery's Nutrition Program. Pre-sale $12; pick up at BBQ $15.

Schenectady Greenmarket  Schenectady Greenmarket
October 1, 10am-4pm
Schenectady City Hall
Farm Tour:
 Meet in front of City Hall 10-15 minutes before10am to board the bus. Tours of Gatherer's Gourmet Granola, lunch at Bella Terra Farm in Root, and finally a stop at Highland Farm in Richfield Springs. Tickets

14th Annual Building Block Party
Save the Date!
October 27, 5:30-8:30pm
GE Theatre at Proctors

The DSIC's biggest annual fundraiser, with fantastic food from dozens of restaurants, a super silent auction and great networking with hundreds of Capital District business people.  More...

Tickets  Now On Sale!

Cell Phone Audio Walking Tours in Downtown

Stockade Historic District - Take a self-guided tour of the  Stockade Historic District , New York State's first designated Historic District, and hear unique stories about the architecture and people who helped shape Schenectady's 350+ year history.

Erie Canal - Explore the  Erie Canal  through 14 mobile audio stops. Discover the history and innovation that made the canal possible and how this technology impacted the lives of Schenectady residents. 

miSci (museum of innovation & science)
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Museum Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm 
Dinosaurs Become Extinct 9/25 
Meet a 22-foot long T-Rex, tremble at a growling pair of dueling dinos, watch a dinosaur soar above you, and discover a nest full of eggs ready to hatch! Discover 10 animatronic dinosaurs throughout the museum.

September 25, 10am-12pm
A sensory friendly science center experience for those with autism and other sensory needs. Guest can enjoy interactive exhibits, quiet space, and a special We Choose Space planetarium show.

Science Festival
November 9-13
Call for Sponsors & Partners
The Science Festival is a multi-day celebration showcasing STEM in New York's Capital & Tech Valley Region. This is a unique opportunity for organizations to promote your work while engaging visitors in the STEM opportunities in New York. There are several formats which you can use to showcase what you do. 

Sponsor Registration due by October 1
Partner Registration due by October 15

Schenectady County Public Library Notes
Library Expansion

99 Clinton Street
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm 
Sunday: 1 - 5pm
Library Calendar of Events

September 24, 9am-4pm
September 25, 1-3pm
Thousands of books to choose from. Saturday most books $1, paperbacks 3/$1, children's books $0.50 or less! Sunday fill a bag for $2.

600 Union Street
Adult non-fiction books half price in September.
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!


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Our mission is to promote Downtown Schenectady as a premier location for commerce, recreation and living by enhancing, facilitating and supporting economic and cultural growth.